October 16, 1987 in History

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in History

  • 175-kph winds cause blackout in London, much of southern England
  • 338,500,000 shares traded on NY stock exchange (record)
  • Dow Jones for 1st time falls more than 100 pts (108.35)
  • Great Storm of 1987: hurricane force winds to hit much of the South of England killing 23 people.
  • Jessica McClure rescued 58 hrs after falling 22' into a well shaft
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR